raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33 l. Nicely golden, fizzy head. Sour apples on nose and flavor. Dry, sparkling wine or cider style sourness. Juicy, mouthwatering, interesting. Quite nice, not for everyday drinking, but nice curiousity.
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out a small head that goes away and leaves a lacing that’s kinda weak. The color is golden like champagne. Smell is sour, so is the taste. It’s very fruity and sour at the same time. Mouthfeel is very good and I wouldn’t mind having another one of these.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Beer Circus, Croydon. Bottle read ’Grand Reserve’. Amber gold colour. Malty honey nose. Sweet and sour taste with lactic at the back of the tongue. really different but good.
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really dug this at a home-tasting. Fantastic find from an unknown entity. Brut-ish, bone dry, reminiscent of an unfruited lambic. Pleasantly sour and oaky. I’d be curious to try this with a Thanksgiving turkey or some artisan cheeses. A good find!
AskForJenny (1042) - Ontario, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml - Apple bite on nose, green apple and lambic sourness on palate. Appearance isn’t much but the flavor is great, and isn’t that what were here for?
blklab2007 (2106) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2009 bottle poured a wheat amber in color with a thin layer of white foam on the surface and unrelenting carbonation. aroma has sour green apples, citrus peel, beautiful yeast, tart cherry, candy sugar, and some background oak. just really something to smell and just got better as it warmed a bit, had no idea this would be so good. flavor is tart like it should be but with this dry sweetness that offsets it so well, light to drink with such great fruit combination’s. keeps coming at you with yeast, and the subtle flavor from the oak is tremendous, lambic like but totally different. so much better than the Oud Bruin, combines the fruit sweetness and dryness so well.
thegreenrooster (3601) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a orange with a small white head. Aroma is very wine-like with some grapes and a nice cherry. Flavor is super sour with lots of cherry and a nice yeastyness. Very tart and not one of my fav styles but i guess good enough to try once.
CapFlu (4857) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors in Victoria for ~$4. Pours a frothy white head atop a light amber body. Good sour notes with a seedy undertone. Very drinkable and enjoyable - good strong sour, cherries and yeast. Smooth with a lasting tart finish. Definitely a winner.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spritzy appearance, light golden body, funky farmyard apple aroma. Classic flemish sour flavor, quite tart, medium cherry-pit bitterness in the finish, very drinkable. Strange combination of flemish sour, gueuze, and saison that works really well. Seems to be really hard to find around here. Had to bring back from the Bier Tempel in Belgium.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dull apricot color w/ a fast fading spritzy head that leaves behind a lingering lace. Aromas of tart to sour fruit. Light nectar w/ ample residual effers that explode on the palate creating a chewy cotton texture. Pleasantly sour and brisk. Flavors of under ripened peaches, green apples, sour grapes, and a touch of sodium. The finish is dry and has a lingering tartness. Overall: this brew is very enjoyable and well balanced. I was amazed to learn it was over 7% abv. I couldn’t tell at all.